This test which measures the extent of autistic traits in adults tells me my AQ is 23 whereas the average is 16.4. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to take the test again. :)

21 Responses to “A.Q.”

  1. tombo says:

    Wow. I just scored a 21 myself. Wonder what my wife’ll say, being a teacher for disabled children, one of them being authistic. Maybe she’ll get us bto meet? ;)

  2. Sterbus says:

    I often notice small sounds when others do not.
    -“hey, listen to that! it’s the sound of Vitamin E!”

  3. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Heheh. My Very Unscientific Take On This is: one has to be at least slightly autistic in order to be a Zappa fan…

  4. Al Stone says:

    Thanks for that Barry, it makes me feel better about my 28. That’s 11.6 degrees of Zappa fandom by your reckoning.

  5. Birdman! says:

    This reminds me of questionaires from the manufacturers of anti-depressants that ask if you’re depressed, or questionaires from Scientology that assess whether you need your engrams cleared.

    When will “autistic tendencies”” be declared pathological, added to DSM, and require pharmaceutical treatment? When will every human idiosyncracy be catalogues and curable by medication?

    Was this questionaire created by Pfizer? Maybe I’m just paranoid – I’m sure there’s a pill for it.

  6. Duncan says:

    Score: 38

    I’m off to fill in some minutiae on the wiki and will be satisfied if the clock says 12:34 as I climb into bed :)

  7. HairFarmer says:

    27. . . yeah
    Definately . . . definately 27

  8. bernard says:

    I wouldn’t dare to participate. Confession.

    I’ve just sent it to my 4 daughters, they’ll inform me .
    Why ? Because I’ve always told them : “open mind” is the core word / principle.

  9. jonnybutter says:

    24! I think B’sIP is right; you have to be a teensy bit obsessive to get the full tang of Zappa..

  10. Dr Sharleena says:

    Don’t you guys know any nice songs??!

    I scored 18. Wanna come to my party?

  11. Bob Again says:

    got beer?

  12. Keith Velle says:

    I got a 15, is this why I hated “Lumpy Gravy”?

  13. xorg says:

    There’s a preamble on one of the YCDTOSA albums where FZ comments on members of the audience who attend every show and make notes on how the band perform, noting particularly when someone doesn’t play it quite right. I guess these are the so-called autisitc members of the fanbase. No doubt they can name the volume and track number of the aforementioned preamble!
    BTW my score was 17 which I suppose makes me (ahem) normal, but I’ve been a Zappa fan for forty years…

  14. Bob Again says:

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

  15. jonnybutter says:

    Sorry, my comment was wrong. Never mind…

  16. jim says:

    Oooh Mama, I scored 31! So is there a prize 4 who’s got th’ hi-score & can type a coherent e-mail ‘r such? *)

    Just GOT a CD of de “Lumpy Gravy” & maybe this’s why I do so truly LURVE it … uhoh.

    jd MMVI

  17. jeroen says:

    27 and loving Lumpy gravy

  18. SOFA says:

    See if there’s a test on OCD; I bet I’d be off the charts.

  19. Bob Again says:

    …Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

  20. Bob Again says:

    …got beer?

  21. Frunobulax says:


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